Funeral services for Arlo G. Baker, age 70, of Elizabeth Street, Ogdensburg will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Frary Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Mr. Baker passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Michelle Baker, of Plattsburgh; his son, Bryan Baker and his wife, Christa, of Dannemora, NY; his stepdaughter Jeannette Costigan and her husband, Sean, of Ogdensburg; four grandchildren, Bryce and Brynn Baker and Drew and Brooke Costigan. He is predeceased by one sister, Grace Taft.
Mr. Baker was born in Dannemora, NY on July 21, 1945, the son of Glenn and Irene Hill Baker. He graduated from Saranac Central School in 1964. He served in the US Army where he served at Fort Dix. He later joined the Reserves. He first worked at a paper mill and later went to work at the Dannemora State Hospital. He joined N.Y.S. Corrections commencing at Green Haven and later Great Meadow, Clinton, Ogdensburg correctional facilities. He retired as a Lieutenant in 2000.
He was a past member of the Dannemora Fire Department, past Grand Knight at the Knights of Columbus in Dannemora, and Fourth Degree Knight at the Knights of Columbus in Ogdensburg. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and his camping friends. He also enjoyed bowling, Nascar, hunting and fishing.
Donations may be made to the Claxton Hepburn’s Dr. Ravinder N. Agarwal Renal Center, 124 Ford Ave., Ogdensburg, NY 13669.